Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Y'all Tired About Reading About Vermin, Yet?

'cause I'm obviously not tired of writing about it...




Ah, yes - all is back to what passes for normal here at the House That Crazy Built*.

Another day, another thing in the house that is not supposed to be in the house.

You all remember that first there was the mouse.

Then there was the 'possum baby.

Then there was the bird.

And today, a repeat: another mouse.
(Stupid 100-year old house that obviously has lots of entry points for small beasties...)

The good news?
I seem to be getting braver. I "trapped" this one with a piece of cardboard and a piece of Tupperware - and I managed to get it outside and released in the nearby park without any squealing at all.

It helped that this little guy was the cutest thing ever.

Mouse


eeek, a mouse...


This is him on the cardboard, once I de-Tupperwared him.
Too bad I didn't have the presence of mind to put a quarter or something down beside him to give you a sense of scale. He was wee-bitty. Smaller than my thumb...
(but, in the interest of full disclosure? I've got big ole thumbs...)

The cardboard and the Tupperware were both promptly and sadly relegated to the trash can.
(Mostly because I'm sure that no amount of dishwashing/bleaching/sterilizing is going to get Hanta virus cooties out of plastic...)

It's kind of sad to admit that to my mind this indicates a return to "normalcy"...

Lately things have felt off kilter here - seems like there's been too much going on, and not enough time in the day.
I won't bore you with all the details - it's nothing you all aren't already familiar with (PTA, sick kid, sick self, car trouble, etc.) You've all been there, done that.

Yesterday, I finally got a small break and thought "Yay! I can do some blogging!"
Only to sit in front of the computer for about 5 minutes before realized that I had Jack to say...

So thank you, tiny mouse!
Thank you for being so cute.
Thank you for giving me the impetus to sit back down at the computer and dip my toes back into the blogisphere.

And I thank you in advance for staying down in the field, and NOT coming back to The House That Crazy Built...




*Although, not wholly normal - I set off on my walk this afternoon, and had only been walking for a few minutes when it started *snowing*! That's NOT normal for Georgia.
It continued to snow for the entire duration of my walk....

What was more typical? About 3 minutes after I got home, it stopped snowing....
So basically, the snow lasted for the length of my daily constitutional, then disappeared. Welcome to my world...

13 comments:

capello said...

i don't care if they're cute.

i kill anything that comes into my house unwelcomed.

and i'm not even a republican.

rohanknitter said...

Holy cow, he's adorable. So cute and yet so gross when in the house.
I guess he's lucky thingone and thing two (there are two, right??) didn't get wind of him.

ps. thanks for saying I looked good at 2am!! a true friend! : )

Autum said...

I have to agree with Capello. He is the cutest little rodent I've seen though and he's a very cooperative model.
Enough about the vermin, let's discuss those shoes- I am so, so jealous! Of course, they don't have my size now. Now I'm like a love-sick school girl, pining over the perfect shoe that I'll never have. Thanks!

Hockey Mom said...

Yay Mouse! We loves the small bitty creature for he confirms you are still here with us.

Gotta Knit! said...

That mouse is very cute. But you are correct in that it needs to live in a field. The whole hanta virus tupperware thing cracked me up.


Oh, almost forgot to tell you, Saturday morning before last Saturday I happened to look out a window and saw a COYOTE at our tool shed! Bob opened the bedroom window, yelled and it ran off.

Thimbleanna said...

EEEEEKKKKK! A Mouse! Ok, just kidding. Isn't he cute? And just look how scared he looks on that paper -- think he's wondering if you're going to squish him? Great pics -- I'm wondering how you got him to be still long enough while catching him, etc. Awesome! I wouldn't be able to kill him either. You're a crack-up -- big ol' thumbs and all. And never, ever, ever, never think you don't have something to say! Just the bit about it snowing ONLY while you were on your walk should be a sign. You have a knack for making everything sound exciting -- just throw it out there -- it will stick on us LOL!

beki said...

I'm usually not too fond of small furry things of that nature, but he sure is cute! Regardless, he still would have given me the heebeegeebees.

MéLisa said...

Ouhhhh! He's so itty bitty cute!!!! You go on with your brave self, that you caught that little bugger & sent him back into the great outdoors!!!!

Anonymous said...

Animals know y'all r good people. That's why they flock to your house.

normanack said...

Did I tell you about the time I caught a mouse in a bucket, and he was so cute, and I put my face down close to the bucket for a better look, and THE LITTLE DEVIL JUMPED RIGHT UP TO THE TOP OF THE BUCKET, STRAIGHT UP LIKE HE WAS ON SPRINGS, and scared the living daylights out of me?

Evil mice.

Wendy said...

Oh, he is so cute. We've got a couple of them living in our outdoor compost pile and I can't bear to kill any of them. So, I'm waiting until spring to relocate them to a wilder area. Ours look just like yours.

Chara Michele said...

He is really cute & yet I still think I would scream quite loudly if I found him in my house.

Rebecca said...

wow. that's a darling mouse. have to admit that some time ago when we were rather overrun with mice, that we used traps and i had to dispose of mouse and trap. they weren't as cute and furry as yourn, but i hate killing anything, but we were throwing out too much food from the cabinets that had been nibbled into! wasn't something i wanted to blog about, you know? who wants the world to know you have mice in the house? or in your hose?